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Agile Information Systems: Conceptualization, Construction, and Management
Agile Information Systems: Conceptualization, Construction, and Management
The book "Agile Information Systems" unveils how modern companies can create and deploy agile information systems. Academic experts, researchers, and practitioners discuss the concept of agile information systems, the importance of the context of agility, and organizational management issues in the context of agile information systems.


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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary. Papers and Other Package to Use In Your System for Manufacturing. For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.

11.2: 7.0 7.0 Average 12.6 11.2 23.7 75th Percentile 13.1 13.0 15.0 25th Percentile 4.0 4.0 4.0   How has the total inventory turn rate changed in the last three years?   All Plants U.S. Canada (N) 802 706 96 Decreased more than 20% 3.1% 2.8% 5.2% Decreased 11 - 20% 5.2% 5.0% 7.3% Decreased 1 - 10% 12.2% 11.6% 16.7% Stayed the same 25.1% 24.4% 30.2% Increased 1 - 10% 30.7% 31.7% 22.9% Increased 11 - 20% 14.8% 15.4% 10.4% Increased more than 20% 8.9% 9.1% 7.3% 7 Inventory turns calculated as annual COGS
12/3/2007 3:11:00 PM

The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It
ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to the target market and success to a

11.2: Walnuts 6.0% Milk Crates 11.2% Plastic Pallets 11.2% Customers further prove ecFood s business model by repeat use of the ecFood services. Sample ecFood customers include International Multifoods , J.R. Simplot, Pillsbury , Wawa, Inc. , Shamrock Foods , and Furman Foods . User Recommendations Food companies should investigate strategic sourcing services like ecFood to increase the effectiveness of their procurement operations. These services leverage the abilities of existing buyers to increase
4/2/2002

A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II » The TEC Blog
the service level (e.g., $11.2 million of inventory yields the 98 percent service level). As one varies the inventory investment, the level of service naturally changes. Plotting these individual points creates a curve where the inventory rises dramatically as we approach the ideal (albeit impractical) 100 percent service level. Hence, as a company’s service level targets go up, the amount of inventory required increases significantly, and the need for inventory optimization, which offers improved

11.2: distribution, inventory optimization, retail, s&op, sales and operations planning, SCM, supply chain, toolsgroup, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
01-08-2008

Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface: IT Decision-maker Perception
Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface: IT Decision-maker Perception. Find RFP Templates and Other Solutions to Define Your Project Implementation In Relation To the Fluent User Interface. This white paper presents the results of a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft Corporation to help IT organizations considering adopting the 2007 Microsoft® Office system anticipate the impact of the new Microsoft Office Fluent™ user interface on their end users. The results are based on an online survey of 749 IT decision makers from companies piloting or deploying the 2007 Office system.

11.2: with mandatory training is 11.2 hours. When Forrester asked respondents at companies without mandatory training programs how many hours they recommended their users take to get used to the new user interface, the average response was only 6.9 hours. The amount of hours recommended by IT managers is higher than Forrester Consulting expected going into this study. Forrester Consulting believes that with some preliminary orientation and access to some reasonable self-service training programs (such as
10/31/2008 11:47:00 AM

QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately
QAD has been pulling through the downturn with a real strength (especially in terms of new licenses, and with a strong balance sheet and declining debt), a result of its persevering focus on manufacturing, which it recently coined in the slogan

11.2: $15.8 million, compared with $11.2 million in Q2 2003 (see Figure 1). Maintenance and other revenue increased 9% over a year ago to $28.9 million, reflecting the impact of new licenses in addition to strong maintenance renewals. The service revenue grew 48% over the comparable prior year period to $11.4 million, due primarily to the TRW ISCS acquisition completed in November 2002. Net income for Q2 2004 was $1.9 million, whereas in Q2 2003, the company s reported net loss was a hefty $4.0 million. QAD s
9/18/2003


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